How Bowl Games Secretly Get Their Teams
by Will Kriegshauser
The college football bowl season is now upon us — the last bowl season we all know and (not) love before a playoff system goes into effect next year. It’s easy to get excited about bowl season until you remember that the first 3/4 of it is pretty well meaningless. Unless it’s your school playing, you don’t pay much attention.
Hell, even the teams playing during December can’t be too excited. It basically means you didn’t do as well as you thought you would. Money and conference tie-ins mostly determine who goes where, but we ain’t buying the notion that that’s all there is to it. We have a theory that throwaway bowl games secretly get their dates the same way most people do nowadays — OK Cupid. Check out the profiles of four Bowl Games below.
The last time Will tackled the NCAA, he found startling parallels in Sons of Anarchy Characters as College Football Teams. Then he profiled Superachievers: Six Accomplished Men.